HK Customs seizes 1.2 million illicit cigarettes

Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.2 million suspected illicit cigarettes from an incoming truck at Lok Ma Chau Control Point

HONG KONG, November 24 | Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.2 million suspected illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of about $3.1 million and a duty potential of about $2.2 million at a mainland China border crossing.

Customs officers intercepted an incoming truck declared to carry planks at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. After inspection, Customs officers found the suspected illicit cigarettes concealed among planks on four pallets.

The 41-year-old male driver was arrested and the truck was detained. Investigation is ongoing.

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